Root canal treatment doesn't induce dental anxiety
Root canal treatment (RTC) is known to significantly cause severe pain and fear of procedure continues to exist in most of the patients. Improper oral health and hygiene is one of the causes of infection leading to several gum diseases that has to be treated by RTC.
A recent study published in the Journal of Endodontics aimed to evaluate anxiety in patients and to monitor their heart rate (HR) and blood oxygenation (SpO2) before, during, and after a root canal treatment (RCT) during the state of alarm in 2 different periods of strict and partial confinement.
The patients who required a primary RCT were selected. Demographic, preoperative, and postoperative variables were registered, including perceived dental anxiety, fear, HR, and SpO2.
Researchers found that Root canal treatment (RCT) does not induce significant alteration in dental anxiety,
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Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)